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Commenting on the plans outlined today (Thursday) by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP regarding future government investment in the UK's infrastructure, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
27 June 2013
The 3 per cent cut to the EU budget at last week's marathon summit amounts to a tiny proportion of public spending throughout the European Union, less than one per cent. The Prime Minister is claiming victory, even though the UK will be paying more to the EU as the...
11 February 2013
Around ten years after the first Living Wage campaign began in the UK, in London, this week marks the first ‘Living Wage Week', an opportunity to highlight the impact paying low paid workers decent wages can have and to encourage more employers to consider the benefits of introducing this as...
05 November 2012
This briefing paper provides our analysis of the proposals made in the government's Rail Command Paper, published in March 2012.
03 July 2012
Thousands of workers across the North East and Cumbria will be showing their support for Pensions Justice and joining in with one of the four regional March and rallies across the region on Pensions Day of Action, November 30th. As well as independent pickets all over the region, workers and...
28 November 2011
This briefing covers the main points covered by the TUC's comprehensive response to the coalition government's Open Public Services white paper. The briefing outlines our key concerns, summarises our analysis of the proposals contained within the white paper and sets out the key elements of the TUC approach to public...
24 October 2011
This paper provides a detailed, evidence based analysis of the proposals set out in the white paper and sets out the TUC's approach to public service reform. The TUC has serious concerns about the direction of Government policy on public service reform and the paper makes this case with reference...
14 October 2011
Responding to the final revision of GDP growth figures for the second quarter of 2011, published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said
05 October 2011
As the jobs gap grows ever wider, it is once again the North East who is bearing the national brunt of the global economic crisis, compounded by crude and counter-productive public spending cuts. Based on statistics from December 2007 to April 2011 the number of women in employment in the...
16 August 2011
TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady will visit the North East today (Thursday) as part of a nationwide tour to see how public spending cuts are affecting workers and communities across the country.
14 July 2011